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. and syracuse, new york, with nearly a foot of snow and counting in some areas. and that's where we begin here tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the runway, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest
vaccinated before heading to new york. what's happening on the east coast that has people worried here. ,, ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. just announced a new recommendation for the meningitis vaccine. th people travelin >>> public health officials in san francisco have just announced a new recommendation for the meningitis vaccine. in fact they are asking certainly people traveling to new york to consider getting vaccinated first. dr. kim mulvihill has the story. >>> reporter: just in time for the holidays, a public health advisory in new york city. an increase of serious me ming cockell disease. >> gay men who have met men online they are requesting that those men receive vaccine in new york city. >> reporter: while there is no outbreak of meningitis in san francisco, public health officials want people to be aware because there's so much travel between the two cities. >> if gay men are planning to travel to new
teenager says he met clash in miami and clash later paid for him to travel to new york, where the assault took place. clash became the voice of elmo more than a quarter century ago. clash left the show november 20th, after two accusers came forward. he has admitted to having a relationship with only one of them. mary, back to you. >> clash has not been charged with any crime. >>> former imf head, dominique strauss-kahn settles a lawsuits with a woman suing him for sexual assault. a new york state supreme court justice said today after lengthy negotiations that the parties came together today. this woman sued strauss-kahn for an alleged sexual assault in a hotel where she works. the amount of the settlement is being kept confidential. >>> their jobs are kept secret. but the secret service says they some information about their agents and informants slip on the d.c. metro. christie ileto explains. >> reporter: details with private information, left on the d.c. red line. it really did happen, back in 2008. and our cbs station in washington,
we saw this past week has pushed east and now it is in new york. also parts of new england are being hammered by snow. this is a storm that has been given a name called winter storm euclid. it has dropped a foot of snow in some areas. it is causing a lot of travel problems including delays at laguardia. it is a video out of columbus ohio this morning we can see a difficult place for drivers to get to work this morning. many roads are slick covered with snow and ice. all hail could pick up another injured to from the storm. as the storm makes its way up the east coast the national weather service says the north east heaviest snowfall maybe and northern pennsylvania, upstate new york and inland sections of new england states. the storm is set to end tomorrow morning before it heads to canada. >> if you're planning to had to the sierra so get back cool snow the powder is great but the roads are not. authorities want to remind drivers to make sure to have changed handy. this affects drivers driving up on the on interstate 80 and highway 50. caltrans advisory's are still in effect. for go
. >> heavy snow and high winds stretching across pennsylvania upstate new york into new england. >> causing a travel nightmare for thousands of people returning home from the holidays. >> we're trying to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive p
lodes. kron 4 news. >>pam: ahead at eight.. new video of a deadly confrontation at a new york subway station. the latest on the search for a suspect. and several fire stations targeted for closure in the east bay ... get a bit of a reprieve. plus, former president george w bush .. weighs in on the state of immigration reform. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. moffett in national news... police in new york are questioning someone, after a man was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train on monday. mary snow has new surveillance video of the incident.. and the angry reaction to how the story is being covered in
. some are calling that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from kuwait. in retirement, he championed causes. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> now, to former president george h.w. bush's condition. his chief of staff says he will be in the hospital for a while. the 41st president is recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis with a series of complications. she says that mr. bush is getting excellent medical treatment in houston. and she would ask that people put the heart back into the closet. interesting. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is planning to return to work next week. she has not been seen in public for two weeks. she's been recuperating at home since suffering a concussion. it happened when she hit her head during a fainting spell that was brought on
the city of san rafael will pay almost 370 employees to find eco friendly ways to get to new york. employees who use mass transit will get a $20 clipper card. workers whores or buy an electric card will get a $100 sty fan. >>> people say now is the time to buy. tomorrow california's sales tax will go up one quarter percent statewide. it will increase to 7.5%. it may be small in comparison but some shoppers figure they will save a few extra dollars while they can. >> with the tax hikes and what have it, it will be more expensive. so why not save now? [ laughter ] >> the increase will last for four years but the good news the silver lining for consumers the sales increase does not apply to gas. >>> 4:37. let's get you out the door. let's two to tara. how does it look? >> it's looking pretty good. you used your trick with the credit card. that's my trick. cigarette work -- it works. >> it does. let's take a live look at your area freeways. traffic is moving along very nicely on the east shore freeway. at the bay bridge toll plaza we are not seeing any delays just yet into san francis
from new york, mrs. maloney, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. farenthold: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6379. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized, and without objection. mr. farenthold: thank you very much, mr. speaker. h.r. 6379, introduced by the gentleman from south carolina, mr. clyburn, would designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 6239 savannah highway in ravenel, south carolina, as the representative curtis b. inabinett sr. post office. this bill was introduced on september 12. mr. speaker, mr. inabinett is a longstanding and faithful citizen of south carolina. he was born there in 1931 and attended grade school, college and graduate school in the state. later, he taught at baptist high school in charleston county and was appointed to the charleston county election commission. he became the medicare of ravenel, south carolina, and joined the s
department. bratton helped reduce violent crime when he headed the new york and l.a. police departments. we talked to oaklanders who are skeptical after hearing city leaders talk about different plans to stop the violence. they're unhappy. they re miserable because they haveo hope and they have no, no money." ouncil votes >> it might tamp some of it down just like putting armed guards on every street corner might tamp some of it down, but it won't make people's lives better. i live over in the rolling 20s in the neighborhood and are in a lot of miserable people there. they're miserable because they have no hope and they have no money. >> oakland city council votes next month on the plan to hire bratton at a rate of $250,000. nothing compared to ch >>> as bad as oakland has struggled, it's nothing compared to chicago which just hit an almost unbelievable milestone, 500 murders this year alone. hours after police announced they were one homicide away from the 500 mark a man was shot in the head outside a convenience store in the city, but this is not the first time chicago has reached that nu
. and making a mess of flight schedules at major hubs from chicago, cleveland, philly and new york. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is at reagan national airport. danielle. >> reporter: liz, airlines are still trying to catch up at this hour. today is considered one of the busiest days to fly during the holiday season. and airports all the way from texas to new york have struggled to move travelers along today. mobile, alabama is still cleaning up a day after storm ripped roofs from homes and shattered car windows. the porch at this home was destroyed. 34 tornadoes hit the southeast, the most ever in the u.s. on christmas day. years of drought in texas made the dry trees vulnerable to high winds. in arkansas, more than a foot of snow made for a rare day of sledding. more than 200,000 people have no power in the south. as the storm heads east, heavy rain is flooding parts of south carolina, blowing snow causing white-out conditions in indiana and ohio. and blizzard warnings are posted as far north as maine. this storm is wrecking travel plans. more than 900 flights have been canceled ac
members were taken off the plane safely. there was heavy rain overnight in new york but it's not known if weather play aid factor. stay with us for continuing coverage on the storm sandhya patel will be back in just a moment with the full accu-weather forecast. you can track the wet weather any time. >> still ahead here on abc 7 news at 5:00 new information on the condition of former president george hw bush. what his chief of staff is now saying about oo and the new mall round up what. will be illegal to some californians coming january 1 in a live report from sacramento. >> michael finney gets to the bottom of a safety recall. why thousands are being pulled off shelves. stay with us. >>> as we first told you at 4:00 general who led u.s. invasion of iraq during the first gulf war has died. he commanded u.s. led coalition that drove saddam hussien's forces out of kuwait in 1991. a much decorated combat soldier in vietnam, he was known as stormin norman. he was 78 years old. >> the houston hospital treatin has not given an official update on his health but a family friend says the elder
of a $250,000 consultant to the police department, legendary lawman bill bratton. he's the former new york police commissioner and los angeles police chief who drastically reduced violent crime during his tenure in both cities. >> if anyone can straighten out the terrible problems that oakland has with the police, he can. >> reporter: former san jose police chief and now hoover institution fellow joe mcnamara says bratton is known for being tough on crime and gangs and is a genius in getting the community to work with police. >> i left and said he didn't get the kind of support he needed to do the job. and i think this is a sign that their willing to give someone, who is competent, that kind of support. >> reporter: chief jordan will take a page out of bratton's strategy and reimplement neighborhood policing. but instead of citywide, he'll start with dividing east oakland into two districts. >> we build trust. and we hold the captains and his command officers responsible for knowing about crime, addressing crime. >> reporter: some residents say bringing in a new consultant isn't the only s
. >> this volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but expected to survive. firefighters were not allowed to even battle the massive fire for nearly six hours this morning. that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were arriving on scene.police say he was waiting for the volunteer firefighters to a rod.raw ifto arrive he was waig for the volunteer firefighters 62-year-old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds towards the unsuspecting first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters. as soon as they arrived, police say he started shooting. while police
. >> a search is under way in new york for a man accused of pushing another man to his death in the subway. >>> rg3, he made opportunities. >> 17-16 washington redskins. >> all that -- >> why don't you shut up? >> you are an embarrassment. >> please shut up. just shut up. >> you shut up. >> that got annoying at the end. >>> and all that matters. >> let the speculation begin. will and katherine are expecting a baby. but what happens if they have twins? >> the top baby names of 2012 were just announced and sophia is the top name for girls and aiden is the top name for boys. >> sochlt pphia and aiden. least popular, kim jong and sandusky. captioning funded by cbs republicans seem to be at a standstill. >> on monday gop leaders made their counter offer to president obama and officials quickly dismissed it. major garrett is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there's no prospect for a deal and not much talking going on either. for the first time there are numbers on the pieces of paper from the white house and the
state new york are ambushed, shot and killed. >>> also tonight a mission worthy of sant klaus himself. the sleigh being used to deliver toys tonight in the south bay. >>> back here in just ten minutes i've got rain to talk about. the fog in the morning and then showers develop. i'll let you know when they start, when they end and how much we could see hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. afrments dramatic rescue outside livermore. you're looking at a highway patrol helicopter pulling a man from the top of his truck with the pilot resting one of the helicopter's skids on the roof of the vehicle. the truck was stranded in a creek by high waters around 9
a budget deal by next week nasdaq and s&pa hundred also down. >>> police in new york say it was a set up. two firefighters responding to a call were kill bid an excon. cbs reporter jennifer lewis hall shows us how he lured them in. >> firefighters rushed to this early morning fire near rochester new york and were met by bullets. police say 62-year-old william spengler lit a home and car on fire so he could lure first responders to the scene and shoot them. two webster firefighters were killed in the ambush. two more were injured. with crews under attack the flames burned out of control jumping from home to home. >> i'm not aware of anything like this in my 23 years in the to be of webster. >> police say soon after the s.w.a.t. team arrived the gunman took his life. crews put out the flames but not before several homes were lost. news spread quickly through the small town of webster. people brought fires to the local fire house and gave their cob -- condolences. >> who targets people on christmas. i'm sorry. >> he was in yale for beating his 92-year-old grandmother. he has been out of pr
, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a household name. >> stormin' norman is hard to forget. that's a great nickname. >> we can all remember turning on the tv and seeing the bombs dropping saying okay, it's for real now. he was the person who led america right through all that. >> going to be missed. >>> in other news, with just four days to go, president obama and the top lawmakers meet today at the white house on the fiscal cliff. any compromise is expected to include an extension of the middle class tax cuts with increased rates at upper incomes. spending cuts could also be canceled. ahead of those talks, plenty of blame is being spread around already. >> john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> hopefully there's time for an agreement of some ki
in western new york or two firefighters have been shot and killed are responded to a fire that has been engulfed. officials in the town of what's to say that someone shot at firefighters early this morning when they arrived at the see of the fire near lake ontario shore just east of rochester. >> it is my understanding now that there are three houses burning, possibly one motor vehicle barring that the fire continues to progress. the exposures allowed that progression and as soon as we can get equipment down in there, we will go in there and extinguish the fire. we approached it initially as we approach every report of a house fire. they were firemen respond and in both areas and their private bills. upon going on location, we assume exiting their vehicles they encountered gunfire and they even believe were retreated. >> many lawmakers say that they are willing to pursue some changes in the national gun laws. however, they're facing opposition from the national rifle association. since the massacre is sandy hook elementary school in new town, connecticut senate term dianne feinstein has
has been sold, we have a live report from new york and stay tuned we will have all the details. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an
. >>> the debate over gun control has moved to one over privacy over protection. the new york journal news got data by filing freedom of information request. the maps don't show whether the residents actually own guns, just that they're legally able to. george gascon says it's an unfortunate circumstance. >> the people that are actually registering the guns and following all the rules, they're law-abiding citizens and they should be protected. >> the new york journal news is standing behind the project. >>> gun buy-back programs here in the bay area are proving to be a big hit. in los angeles, city officials moved up the date of the city's annual buy-back program following the newtown shooting. handguns are good for $100 grocery gift cards. even those turning guns in don't think it will change much. >> they think might is right. that's just how it's always been. something i don't think you can unlearn in a short time. >> l.a. police say they have taken back more than 8,000 weapons over the last three years. critics say most of the weapons turned in are either old or broken and wouldn't be used in a
than $60 billion in aid for new york, new jersey, other states. a congressman from new york confirms he expects the request to be at that level. governor comeaux is said to be pleased with the dollar amount. in the vineyards and farms of sew know may there is a place that saves lives. a school for boys troubled or hurt. >> good morning. >> reporter: that's nick on the left anchoring the hannah boys' center news. good grades, college bound. hard to believe this is the same kid who came from juvenile hall in 9th grade. >> i would have to describe nick as a rival here at hannah as one of a broken human. >> i was giving up. i was to the point where i was done. >> reporter: his parents were addicted to drugs. he is the toddler on the left. his parents would leave the children alone for days. one time in a motel. >> we didn't have money. we had video games which kind of kept us busy. >> reporter: what did you do for food? >> we didn't have any food. >> reporter: they moved every few months. then one day their parents took them to their grandparents in oak ridge. >> they dropped us off and sai
murdered. and new york city's murder rate is at an all time low. 8.2 million people in the big apple. 414 homicides. one in every 20-thousand people were killed in new york city. >> catherine: there are new charges tonight in a brutal home invasion crime in san francisco december 9th. a man was killed - and a woman beaten. prosecutors say 6 people - including catherine uong - also known as "killer" - forced themselves into the victims home. shooting the man and leaving the woman for dead. the defendants are set to appear in court in january. >>> a law aimed at targeting repeat d-u-i offenders is making its through the california legislature. it would include the installation of a those involved. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (humming and blowing) you're looking at an ignition interlock deviceor i-i-dbeing demonstrated here at auto sound specialists in union city >> "so you turn your ignition on, you wait for your device to initialize" >> reporter: once connected to an automobileif the device detects alcohol on the breath of the driverthe vehicle will not start >> reporter: with th
and a half of snow through new york and new england over the next 24 hours or so as a mighty nor'easter bears down. the powerful storm left a mess in the deep south as you saw including the tornado damage in alabama and record snowfall in arkansas. tens of thousands throughout the south and midwest still without power. more than 1400 flights canceled as of this evening and travelers are advised that it is delegate to get worse. the storm system has already been blamed for at least six deaths. the nasty weather is causing chaos in the skies with flyers seeing huge delays in more than 1300 flights already canceled. tonight listen to one pilot as he apologizes for something that he couldn't even control. here is abc 7 news reporter lisa stark. >> reporter: for tens of thousands of travelers scrambling to get home any holiday cheer is gone. frustration even boiling over in the cockpit. one american airlines pilot talking to passengers was clearly fed up after nearly five hours onboard waiting to take off. >> it is beyond reroach. i have no words to tell you how sorry i am for all of this. this is
as well. it would be on the light side. not a big deal. sunshine in the southland. but at new york, they're going to get some partly cloudy skies. for us, tonight, the lows will be 34 in santa rosa. not quite as cold tonight as it was last night. 35 at napa. 33, fairfield. 36, livermore. we'll do no better than mid 50's for the bay area tomorrow. but with increasing sunshine, we're at 54 in the city. extended forecast calls for mostly cloudy conditions on new year's eve. a few light showers tonight. sun on sunday, maybe a little bit coming in on monday and tuesday. rest of the week looks high and dry. so have a great weekend! >>> the fiscal cliff, no concern for these consumers. why they're dropping a truckload of cash for a cool ride. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, legal settlement. a district judge has given preliminary approval to the payment in a class action st acceleration. th >>> tonight, toyota is now one step closer to paying a $1 billion legal settlement over sudden acceleration. the carmaker recalled 14 million cars worldwide to deal with the defect it blamed on drivers and floor mats
being pushed into a path of a new york city train. what we have learned about the person police are searching for this morning. >>> and two uc berkeley students appear before a judge. the torture charges they are facing in connection to the death of an exotic animal. >>> here's a look at highway 24. this is in lafayette. we'll have much more traffic coming up for you in a bit. >>> good morning. increasing clouds. patchy fog in the north bay. a little system there getting very close. kind of cool though. 40s or low 50s. >>> after this morning russian children cannot be adopted by americans. russian's president signed a bill to keep americans from adopting children from russia. it's in response to a -- that targets russians. children who are in the process of being adopted now cannot leave the country. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children from russia. >>> general norman is being remembered as a straight talking commander. >> you are all better trained, better equipped, better led, believe it or not inspite of mre you are better fed. okay. but most of all, you a
and looks like some snow for denver and 23 degrees. new york's got 23 degrees and partly cloudy skies, sunny in the southland, lead, 61 degrees and overnight lows tonight, hitting 29 at santa rosa, 29 for fairfield and livermore, and at concord. there could be frost advisories posted and, in fact, there should be. the pinpoint forecast, we're looking for numbers like this in the south bay. fiftys will do it for everybody from 52 at half monbay and to 53 at hayward and in the east bay, cool at brentwood. 51 degrees and 52 for livermore. danville, 54; pleasant on and dublin, 52 degrees and low 50s will do it for the north bay, stinson beach, sunny andpo and the extended forecast, we go from partly cloudy skies on new year's eve, chilly and there is going to be fireworks and not bad. chilly. but a nice night for fireworks on new year's eve. the forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies all week. the temps in the 50s, no real temperature fluctuations and sky conditions are the same and that is looking like a good week ahead. >> sounds like it and we hear the warnings this time of the year, don
across the carolinas. for the time being, it's pretty quiet. a few snow showers in new york state. and just a few clouds upstream. but pri primarily, some of the chilly air across the great lakes. that's going to be with us the next couple of days. south of us, still mild. 60s. as you can see. still 50, kansas city. there's a big transition. and that transition is where we expect to see some showers breaking out. and we'll probably deal with that by early next week. mild air coming in. after a couple of chilly days. and we're showing shower activity developing to the west, by late friday. this probably will miss us, but i think we'll probably get some rain here by sunday night or monday. southeast winds, 5 to 10 knots. small craft advise sorry, through tomorrow morning. the bay temp around 48. tonight, it will be clear. and then chilly, with lighter winds, down around 30 in the early morning hours. sunshine returns tomorrow. all day long. but it will be cool. high of only 45. compared to 70, that's a big difference. >> yes, it is. >> i would
.s. giving the government there a new warning. >>> political job that new york's mayor bloomberg thinks hillary clinton would be per >>> good tuesday morning. 5:13. sutro tower camera looking at san francisco across the bay into oakland clear out there. no real rain drops right now. a few sprinkles possibly. mike says if you are in the north bay chances are better for that this morning. >>> you are about to see frightening video. an arrest warrant is out for a tv host involved in a stunt that left a chico man with severe burns while magician was per for on tv in the dominican republic. -- the host doused him with flappable cologne and his head was cover -- flammable colon his head was covered in flames, he is optimistic his face will heal with no scars his hand remains badly injured and very painful. >>> troubling signs in syria intelligence reports suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on their own people. u.s. official says according to recently obtained intelligence, syrian forces began mixing two chemicals needed to make sarin. president obama has issued a
mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if
. police say he is not a suspect they just want to talk to him. >>> police in new york may be closing in on a suspect after a man was pushed in front of an on coming subway train and killed. the man being questioned has implicated himself in the attack. he was tarkenton custody yesterday. 58-year-old man was hit and killed. part of that confrontation was caught on cell phone video. >>> the new york post is being criticized for running a front page picture of the victim seconds before he was killed with the headline doomed. the photographer said he happens to be nearby and trying to warn the train operator by flashing his camera but it was too late. >>> a woman is recovering from minor injuries after being hit by a car inside a berkeley liquor store. a driver lost control of his car at 9:45 last night and crashed through the store. as you can see the whole car ended up inside the store. the woman who was hit was taken to the hospital. the driver remained on the scene is cooperating with police. >>> bart officials spent $5 million on efforts to move birds away from construction on an ex
is in new york with that story. >> reporter: lanny doesn't have a job this christmas. superstorm sandy destroyed the restaurant where she and her three daughters worked. it also wiped out the first floor of their home in breezy point, new york. >> do you just want to be back in your home, even if it's not going to be the same? >> reporter: volunteers are trying to make that happen. days before christmas, seven of them put up insulation, an expensive job that this single mother says she just doesn't have money for right now. >> it's a relief. it's like a burden off your shoulders. fabulous. they're such kind, thoughtful people. >> reporter: the family won't be back in their house this christmas. in fact, they don't expect the work to be complete here until the spring. but they say knowing others volunteered their time to make their christmas a little brighter is the best gift they could have received. they aren't the only ones getting help from operation blessing. in october, sandy caused billions in damage and devastated this waterfront community. >> this has been an area that has been
was in howard beach when >>> a charity started after hurricane sandy is bringing cheer to a new york community that was one of the hardest hit. howard beach when hundreds of kids received early christmas gifts. >> reporter: a restaurant in howard beach, new york receiving toys and dinner. >> food, fun and presents. >> reporter: sandy flooded matthew's basement, destroying most of his toys. matthew's mom says the cost of rebuilding threatened to wipe out christmas. >> just trying to get them things. the people who have donated gifts have been awesome. >> reporter: joy created this gift-giving charity after she helped a friend cleanup from the storm. >> her son saw us throwing out his toys and was so emotional about it and so upset seeing -- not understanding what he did to have all of his toys thrown out. >> reporter: online donnerss helped out. >> the -- donnerss helped out. >> reporter: 2,000 of sandy's youngest victims were helped out. some of them got their gifts here at this christmas party. >> reporter: 10-year-old michael says christmas will not be the same now that his family live
cloudy skies, chicago cloudy, and new york we'll get sunshine on monday and a high near freezing. in the bay area, by california standards season freezing. it's only in the mid-50s. 54 degrees in san francisco and 56 at oakland, 55 at vallejo and 52 at fairfield. we'll be up to 52 degrees at livermore. mid-50s do it for much of the bay area. cloudy for new year's eve and new year's day for the bay area, but it does look outside of that chance of maybe a sprinkle or two that we're not going to get any rain on that day. and the extended forecast, we bear that out. i have, you'll notice on monday and tuesday just put in a drop or two. and then on wednesday we'll clear it out. and then maybe a little something coming in toward the end of the week. if it does come in, wouldn't be much. temperatures all week will be in the 50s and that will pretty much do it, not a bad week ahead. after we dispense the clouds today, it's not going to be a bad saturday either. it's looking pretty good. >> we deserve some. >> i would say. >> thanks, brian. >>> governor jerry brown is turning his focus t
. >> he was stolen from a street in new york city and now thanks to good samaritans the dog is back home. >> whoa! >>> there goes santa! look at that. >> this sad, an alabama fan, a hat, and tickets to the bcs title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it dropped heavy snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. >> it's blamed for three deaths and we'll check the forecast but we begin in hard hit mobile alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i was just scared to death. >> we ran into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it cam
, including one that landed on the front page of the new york post. >> it all happened so fast. i don't know what i could have done more, other than jump onto the tracks. and try to save him. but i'm not strong enough to lift a body off the tracks. >> reporter: a doctor tried to revive hahn, but to no avail. so just how many could have helped before the train arrived is one question new yorkers are now trying to answer. terrell brown, new york. >> davis, charged with intentional second-degree murder and depraved indifference. >>> child stabbing death. a southwest baltimore mother is released from the hospital and is now being held without bail, facing murder charges. denise is in the newsroom with more on nicole fitzgerald. denise? >> fitzgerald is facing murder and child abuse charges in the death of her 2-year-old son. police say she stabbed her son paris to death and then cut her own throat. when officers arrived at her home this weekend, they found 32-year-old nicole fitzgerald, standing in a stairwell, holding a knife pointed at herself. her t
with members of congress to tell them what new jersey needs. new york's governor did the same earlier this week. they said the president is committed to helping. >> he knows that our work is not done any more than the work in the states is done. >> reporter: president obama is expected to ask congress for about $50 billion in storm relief. new york, new jersey and connecticut say they need $83 billion. the deans say they would be grateful for a straight answer. >> what should the federal government do? >> cut through the red tape. and get people in line with what they're doing. with congress in the midst of intense budget talks, communities like this know, they may have to fight for every dollar. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> and for now, seaside heights residents can only visit during daylight. but the mayor hopes they can start moving back by the end of january. >>> howard county police charge an aide with inappropriately touching three girls. the alleged assaults occur between 2009 and 2010 at columbia. clarence mills is facing thr
in meningitis cases among gay men in new york city. over the past year there have been 12 documented cases of the disease among gay men in new york including three new cases in the past six weeks that recently prompted health officials in new york to expand their vaccination recommendations for gay men. health officials say they want to protect san francisco residents who could become infected, especially if they are traveling to new york. >>> well, some babies just can't wait. >> that's right. in dayton ohio, an expected mom ended up going into labor in a school's parking lot. >> i had a former student give birth in the car. >> and the baby's already out. >> yes. >> okay. teachers stayed on the line with 911 dispatcher who instructed them on how to tie off the umbilical cord. the 20-year-old mom was dropping off her siblings from school when her water broke. she was six days away from the due date and her baby girl weighing 7 pounds, 10-ounces. that's a pretty big baby. what's strange is they called after the baby was born not during. >> you have a baby on the way, no big deal. >>> maybe
. >> by the power vested in me, by the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. >> the same-sex marriage movement in maryland got its biggest boost from new york, when governor o'malley last summer took a page from new york governor andrew cuomo and sponsored same-sex marriage legislation. >> and i believe new york showed you could do those things. you could protect religious freedoms. and you could also protect rights equally. and that's what we're going to do. >> reporter: after the bill passed and signed, it stalled, until winning voter approval last month. and an attorney general ruling has licenses being issued now, so couples can marry the minute it becomes law, january 1st. joann king is one of those soon to be newlyweds. >> it means the world to me. me and my girlfriend, we have been together for 15 years. and she has been on me about getting married. and we are going to get married new year's eve. >> reporter: clerk of courts frank conaway says he'll do everything he can to marry the people. >> we can't do anything until january 1st. but i
:25. >> in national news, police in new york are searching for a woman is a push the man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said a woman was talking to herself in pacing of the seven train platform in queens. >> they say she pushed a man of to the tracks as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> police say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second. they're not identify the victim had been out cameras in the neighbor to find the video of the woman. >> retired general norman schwarzkorf has died. >> gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm. >> which liberated kuwait but after the iraq invasion. >> his sister city died of complications from pneumonia. he noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be
there may be only two people at the fiscal cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. and clearing a negotiating room improves the chances for success. just 25 minutes from now the closely watched monthly unemployment report will be released for november. coming up at 5:15 what economists say the numbers released this morning don't accurately reflect the current jobs market. >>> time now 5:05. reports an oakland church youth group visiting florida today is out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday. about an hour after arriving for a weekend youth conference. they are saying thieves broke into their van, stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them so they at least spent last night in a hotel. there is no word yet if this group plans to come back to
on the east coast. snow has fallen up to a few inches in other parts of new york state and it is creating headaches for holiday travelers. the region could get a few more inches before christmas day. >>> in the valley two people are recovering after getting caught in an avalanche. three snowboarders triggered the avalanche after 6:00 am m. the valley and fire department said they deployed 7 avalanche dogs but everyone was accounted for about an hour later. >>> santa has already begun his journey around the world. norad tracks santa every year and here is a look at where he is now. this year norad has partnered with microsoft service to help track santa around the world. >>> this year we will be in more busy in the usual toy drive. they will be at the union square restaurant and you don't even have to get out of your car. cab drivers will also pick up your donation for free. >>> you will see sal castaneda out there and he has done that event in the past. i forgot to ask him. sal castaneda is off today, maybe he is out there, here is tara moriarty. >>> we have a crash near caesar chavez, wa
for c. b. c. news new york. >> >>> a grueling schedule for secretary of state. >> in less than 24 hours everyone's taxes will go up unless congress can manage to stifle the deal. reporter shows us after negotiations on capitol hill, there is still no agreement. >>> members of congress left meetings in capitol hill sunday without a deal. the so-called fiscal cliff. >> there is still significant distance between the 2 sides but negotiations continue. >> if republicans and democrats can't strike a deal, tax rates will go up for all americans and automatic tax cuts will kick in and millions will lose unemployment benefits. i want this done. >> they withdrew the proposal but cut the deficit by slowing social security. there is some movement as both sides try compromise about which americans start paying tax rates. >> republicans don't want to see new revenues, in other words democrat tax increase being used for new spending. >> in unusual move republicans called for a no. 2 democrat, biden to help with negotiations as the white house places a lot of blame on the impasse. >> they say the bill
shooting rampage, adam lanza's body has been claimed for burial. that's according to the new york times. the paper wasn't able to learn from the state medical examiner who took him. on december 14th, lanza shot and killed 26 people, sandy hook elementary schoolbefore that massacre, lanza home nearby. police haven't given ait's the 11th hour and still no fiscal cliff deal on the table. when we return. we take a look at lawmakers final push to beat the new years deadline for a compromise. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> another day gone and still no deal on the fiscal cliff. if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any plan this evening. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation from washington, d-c. >> reporter: >>
to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the deadline. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecc
in the air. atlanta will have delays. as the system moves east on the weekend, even new york and boston will have delays from this storm. and then we'll talk about the west when we get back with the rest of the weather. it is a messy next couple of days. >> real sloppy. sam, thanks very much. >>> we'll get the latest on that fiscal cliff. down to 12 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. and that is a little more likely this morning, with private talks frozen and both sides blaming each other for the breakdown. abc's jonathan karl has all this from washington. all of the focus on speaker john boehner's fallback plan, what he is calling plan "b." >> reporter: that's right, george. talks have got son low, i would say this is the low point, that boehner is moving ahead with the backup plan that the president so opposes, he says he will veto. under plan "b" most of the tax cuts will be extended for those making over $1 million. for those over $1 million, the tax rates would go up. this could do nothing to address the issues. like spending cuts and the debt c
in philly, in new york city back to chicago, both o'hare and midway and a lot of flight delays likely from detroit to cleveland to cincinnati down to charlotte. this storm is going to be with us for the next couple of days. charlie, back to you. >> thanks. >>> last night may have been one of the worst moments of john boehner's political career. it may have brought the country one step closer to the fiscal cliff. boehner is speaking to reporters at this hour. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> reporter: what a mess. this maneuver was meant to strengthen boehner's hand in negotiations with the president but it backfired and now debt reduction talks may be falling apart as they have several times before. with no democratic support for his go it alone plan boehner needed almost all republicans to hang together but they didn't. >> don't have the votes. got to have the votes. >> reporter: dejected republicans streamed out of an emergency meeting last night where speaker boehner told them he was canceling the vote on his plan b bill because too many conservatives had vowed
of dollars that would affect ford's from new york city to houston. amazon is announce this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that is a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the websites best sellers with the kindle fire hb tablet leading the way. >> it helps the u.s. economy. >> that's why i did it mark >> you did it for the economy. a look at the bay bridge and it is common pleasant and 32 degrees right now. we're expecting a few rain showers later on today. >> we are watching the weather across the country and a lot of folks are still traveling. many people in the midwest and northeast waking up to sonority conditions. -- snowy conditions you can see in the northeast they are getting a break from the storm but i want to focus and on the gulf states where parts of arkansas and southern louisiana are looking at the possibility for some sever
for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it, i told them i was honored. >> reporter: so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: new information about the 20-year-old shooting adam lanza pains a picture of a young man who seemed tobacco unraveling. for years his mother -- seemed to be unraveling. for years his mother struggled, she told her friends adam was so troubled he would not leave the house. >> she home schooled him and everything. i knew he was on medication that's all i know. >> reporter: in friday the governor of connecticut is calling for a moment of silence and for churches to ring bells the exact moment of the shooting. tahman bradley, abc news. >>> 6:06. back here s
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